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Brewer's: Heart

A variety of the word core. (Latin, cord', the heart; Greek, kard'; Sanskrit, herd'; Anglo-Saxon, heorte.) Heart (in Christian art), the attribute of St. Theresa. The flaming heart (in Ch…

Brewer's: Heart of Hearts

(In one's). In one's inmost conviction. The heart is often referred to as a second self. Shakespeare speaks of the “neck of the heart” (Merchant of Venice, ii. 2); “the mi…

Brewer's: Lawrence

(St.). Patron saint of curriers, because his skin was broiled on a gridiron. In the pontificate of Sextus I. he was charged with the care of the poor, the orphans, and the widows. In the pe…

Brewer's: Witham

You were born, I suppose, at Little Witham. A reproof to a noodle. The pun, of course, is on little wit. Witham is in Lincolnshire. “I wi…

Brewer's: Heart of Midlothian

The old jail, the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, taken down in 1817. Sir Walter Scott has a novel so called. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Heart's EaseHeart of Hea…

Brewer's: Heart of Grace

(To take). To pluck up courage; not to be disheartened or down-hearted. This expression is based on the promise, “My grace is sufficient for thee” (2 Cor. xii. 9); by this grace…

Brewer's: Heart and Soul

With my whole heart and soul. With all the energy and enthusiasm of which I am capable. In French, “S'y porter de tout son coeur. ” Mark xii. 33 says, “Love [God] with all…

Playing By Heart

Director/Writer: Willard Carroll Miramax; R; 100 minutes Release: 2/99 Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Connery, Ryan Phi…

Random Hearts

Director:Sydney PollackWriter:Kurt LuedtkeColumbia Pictures; R; 131 minutesRelease:10/99Cast:Harrison Ford, Kristin Scott Thomas The best part of Random Hearts is the first hour, when Dutch (H…

Hearts in Atlantis

Director:Scott HicksWriter:William GoldmanWarner Bros.; PG-13; 101 minutesRelease:9/01Cast:Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis Hearts in Atlantis is the latest in a long line of Stephen…